Friday, 16 May 2014
A Prayer for Platinum Miners
Lord, we have travelled this journey before,
We have seen and tasted death, anguish and despair,
Lord, we are still mourning and grieving,
We are still searching for the full truth about Marikana.
Lord, we cannot go there again,
We can't kill and maim to sustain inequality,
Nor can we allow the fight for equality to kill others.
Lord, there is something amiss in this economic system and we know it.
Help us to uphold the dignity of all involved in the current dispute,
Give us the courage to stand for all, especially for the miners,
Let us hold before us a vision of fairness and accountability as we pursue what makes for peace.
May owners, investors and shareholders feel the pain and longing for peace,
May workers and mine-owners find one another,
May further hurt, pain and killings be averted, and
May politics serve the people for the sake of peace.